[sudo-users] sudo -s giving login shell

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Mar 16 11:36:56 EST 2005

In message <42380026.1040607 at oxalide.com>
	so spake Pierre-Yves Ritschard (pierre-yves.ritschard):

> Users here are accustommed to using sudo -s to get a root shell.
> But it doesn't load the /etc/profile as sudo doesn't load a login shell.
> sudo ksh -l works fine but I'm wondering if there is a way of making 
> sudo -s start a login shell.

In sudo 1.6.8 and above you can use "sudo -i" for this.

 - todd

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